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U-18 Boys open Piestany tourney with win, tie

The U.S. boys U-18 team opened with a 4-1 win over Norway and a 0-0 tie with Cyprus at the Piestany '98 Tournament in Slovakia. Ryan Gibbs had a goal and an assist against Norway for the United States, which is the youngest team in the tournament by an average of a full year. Here is the U.S. U-18 Roster: ...

MLS: Metros to host Portugal's Benfica June 9

The MetroStars will host Benfica of Portugal in a friendly match June 9 at Giants Stadium. Benfica is one of the top Portuguese clubs, and, after suffering through several subpar seasons, has clinched second place in the Portuguese First Division and a spot in the preliminary round of next season's European Champions League. The team is managed by Graeme Souness ...

MLS: League makes 12 schedule changes

MLS has announced 12 changes to the 1998 schedule. Some changes were due to conflicts with local NFL teams, while others were made to avoid conflicts with the Copa Merconorte and the U.S. Open Cup final. Following are the 12 changes:

Date Changes

Old DateMatchupNew DateKickoff (ET)TV
Thu., July 16Columbus at Colorado ...

MLS: Results and Standings (April 29)


April 29
  • D.C. United 3 San Jose 1
  • Kansas City 0 Los Angeles 2


D.C. United862121511
New England5 ...

Contents: Soccer America May 11, 1998 issue


Sampson Sees Deering's Strengths By Mike Woitalla New U.S. Lineup Scores Big Victory Against Austria By Mike Woitalla Jeers And Cheers At The Meadowlands By Duncan Irving Hejduk Leaves Chilling To Others By Bill Ward Crew's Maisonneuve One Step Closer To France By Craig Merz Klinsmann Down But Not Out Of World Cup Anelka Stakes French Claim Akers ...


MLS: Game Summaries (April 25-26)

METROSTARS 4 SAN JOSE 3 April 25 in East Rutherford, N.J. MetroStars 4 San Jose 3. Goals: Rooney (Petke, Hurtado) 26, Savarese (pen.) 66, Hurtado (Ramos) 69, Lalas (Vega, Ramos) 90; Lewis 10, Cerritos (Mella) 16, Lewis (Sebapole) 77. MetroStars --Meola (5), Petke (6), Zaun (4), Lalas (5), Semioli (4), Sonora (5), Zavagnin (4), da Silva (4), Rooney (5), ...

MLS: SA Team of the Week (April 25-26)

Goalkeeper Ian Feuer (1) New England Defenders Ted Chronopoulos (1) New England Thomas Dooley (2) Columbus Eddie Pope (1) D.C. United Midfielders Marco Etcheverry (3) D.C. United Cobi Jones (5) Los Angeles Piotr Nowak (2) Chicago Ross Paule (1) Colorado Forwards Damian Alvarez (1) Dallas Paul Bravo (1) Colorado Welton (2) Los Angeles Note: In parentheses is the number of ...

MLS: Statistical Leaders (through April 26)


Player (Team)GPGAP
Jones (Los Angeles)65616
Welton (Los Angeles)65212
McBride (Columbus)65111
Bravo (Colorado)63410
Moreno (D.C. United)63410
Etcheverry (D.C. United)7259
Hurtado (MetroStars)6339
John (Columbus)64 ...

CONCACAF Champions Cup Results: Central America (through April 26)

Central American Zone, Second Phase

Group A

April 22 in Tegucigalpa Alajuela (Costa Rica) 1 (Miso 75) Olimpia (Honduras) 0. Half: 0-0. Att.: 4,000.
L.A. Firpo1010111
Olimpia1001010 ...

U.S. Soccer: Foundation grant funds increase 30 percent

The U.S. Soccer Foundation has increased its grant fund this year by 30 percent, awarding more than $2.65 million to organizations around the country. All grant awards have matching requirements, so an additional $16 million is expected to be pumped into programs to promote American soccer. The Foundation was founded in 1995 as a non-profit coporation to support U.S. soccer ...

MLS: Television schedule (April 29-May 3)

Here is the MLS television schedule for April 29-May 3:
DateMatchupKickoff (ET)Television
April 29San Jose at D.C. United7:30 p.m.KICU-San Jose; Home Team Sports
April 29Los Angeles at Kansas City8:30 p.m.Fox Sports West 2
April 30Columbus at Tampa Bay7:30 p.m.NO TV
May 2Colorado at Miami ...

U.S. women roll to 7-0 win over Argentina

The U.S. women's national team completed a weekend sweep of Argentina with a 7-0 pasting at the newly renovated Spartan Stadium in San Jose, Calif. "We played some wonderful attacking soccer, and I saw improvement in individual play as well as our team rhythm," said U.S. head coach Tony DiCicco. "Argentina is still an emerging nation in women's soccer, but ...

MLS: D.C. trades Wegerle to Tampa Bay for Lassiter, signs Pope to long-term extension

D.C. United has acquired U.S. national team pool striker Roy Lassiter from the Tampa Bay Mutiny in exchange for forward Roy Wegerle. Lassiter, 29, is scoreless in six games with Tampa Bay this season, but he has 43 goals in 68 career MLS league and playoff matches and led MLS with 27 goals in 1996. In 24 international appearances, he ...

U.S. Open Cup: Premier League qualifying (through April 21)

Here are the results of USISL Premier League U.S. Open Cup qualifying matches through April 21: April 18 Bradenton 0 South Florida 1 Shreveport (D3 Pro) 0 Jackson 7

Current Standings

Group 1 --Colorado, Colorado Springs, Des Moines, Finger Lakes, Kansas City, Sioux City 0 points. Group 2 --Detroit, Fox River, Grand Rapids, Indiana I., Kalamazoo, Lansing, Mid ...


U.S. Open Cup: D3 Pro League qualifying results (through April 21)

Here are the results of D3 Pro League qualifying matches for the U.S. Open Cup from April 4 through April 21. April 4 Orlando 2 SW Florida 0 San Antonio 3 Austin 7 Los Angeles 1 Arizona 2 April 11 Austin 5 Houston 1 Shreveport 0 Texas 1 (OT) Stanislaus County 1 Reno 2 (OT) Valley Golden 2 So. California ...